Lawmakers introduce bill for Chief Earl Old Person Memorial Highway

Nora Mabie

Earl Old Person attends the University of Montana commencement in 2016.

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A new Chief Earl Old Person Memorial Highway could be established on the Blackfeet Reservation through a bill introduced by Sen. Susan Webber, D-Browning on Thursday.

Senate Bill 120 directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install two signs — one where U.S. Hwy 89 intersects with U.S. Hwy 2 and one where Hwy 89 intersects with Border Road. The bill also directs DOT to include the memorial highway on the next publication of the state map. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $4,437. The bill was introduced in the Highways and Transportation Committee.

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Beloved chief, advocate, orator and elder, Old Person died in October 2021 at 92. Serving as a tribal councilman for 10 years and as chairman for 34, he was the longest-serving elected tribal leader in the country and one of the longest-serving elected officials in the world. Old Person became

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